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March 16, 2012

Calif. Teachers, Gov. Brown Reach Accord on Taxes

The California Federation of Teachers and Gov. Jerry Brown have reached a deal to unite behind a ballot initiative in November on tax increases to fund schools and close a state budget deficit.

March 14, 2012

S.D. Governor Signs New Teacher Evaluation Law

North Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) signed a new teacher evaluation and performance pay law on Tuesday, over the protests of the state teachers union.

March 12, 2012

Guthrie Named New Nevada Superintendent

James W. Guthrie, a long-time education finance and policy scholar currently with the George W. Bush Institute, will take over as Nevada's next state schools chief.

March 09, 2012

Parent Trigger Bill Fails in Florida Senate

A Florida measure that would have let parents petition for failing schools to be converted into charters or otherwise overhauled died in the state Senate on a 20-20 vote.

March 07, 2012

Cuomo Creates Site to Track Evaluation Progress

New York State has created a website to allow parents and others to track the progress of school districts in implementing new teacher evaluations.

March 02, 2012

Bill to Allow 'Inspirational Messages' Reaches Fla. Governor

The American Civil Liberties Union, among others, has raised concerns about a bill that appears to allow student-led prayer at school assemblies.

February 27, 2012

Obama to Governors: Quit Cutting K-12, College Funding

During a visit by the nation's governors to the White House, President Obama urges them against making deep cuts to education, as some of them have done over the past few years.

February 25, 2012

Governors Talk Funding, Federal Role in Education

Governors from around the country convene for the National Governors Association's winter meeting in Washington.

February 17, 2012

Jindal Backs 'Parent Trigger' in Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal favors the creation of a "parent trigger" law, making him just the latest state policymaker to show an interest in the idea.

February 14, 2012

N.Y.'s Cuomo Optimistic on Teacher Evaluation Guidelines

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set a deadline for the state and teachers reaching a deal on a new teacher evaluation plan.

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